Chelsea vs Liverpool, live! Score, updates, how to watch FA Cup final

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Chelsea vs Liverpool promises to be an epic FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (kick off, 11:45am ET) as Jurgen Klopp’s machine aim to keep their quadruple hopes alive.

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Liverpool already beat Chelsea in the League Cup final at Wembley earlier this season as they won 11-10 on penalty kicks in a classic final. Klopp has never won the FA Cup and this is the first time he’s reached the final since arriving at Liverpool back in October 2015. Given the fact they already have the League Cup trophy, are just behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race heading into the final two games and are in the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, this final represents the start of what could be an historic two weeks for Liverpool, even by their own high standards. Klopp’s Liverpool are a ruthless machine and will take some stopping to not pick up at least another two trophies.

As for Chelsea this is the fourth major final Thomas Tuchel has reached in just over a year as Blues boss (two FA Cup finals, one League Cup final and the Champions League final) and he would dearly love to win this trophy to go along with the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup Chelsea have already added to the trophy cabinet in 2021-22. Chelsea’s Premier League title bid didn’t materialize this season but they are still very dangerous and Tuchel always seems to match up well against Klopp as Liverpool’s high-pressing is often stifled by Chelsea’s solid 3-4-2-1 formation. Chelsea have reached the FA Cup final in each of the last two seasons but lost to Arsenal and Leicester City on both occasions. Third time lucky?

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Chelsea vs Liverpool. 

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How to watch Chelsea vs Liverpool live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11:45am ET, Saturday
TV Channel, Stream online: ESPN+
Live updates via NBCSports.com on-site at Wembley


Chelsea vs Liverpool live analysis! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Wembley Stadium

Incredible scenes of celebration in the Liverpool end. Klopp has dished out so many fist pumps and the Liverpool fans are loving this. Two trophies down and the quadruple dream is still alive.

LIVERPOOL WIN THE FA CUP! Tsimikas is the hero. They win 6-5 on penalties after Mason Mount’s effort was saved. The quadruple dream is still alive for Liverpool! SCENESSSS in the Liverpool end.

Sadio Mane had the chance to win it, but Edouard Mendy saves it. 4-4. Wow.

Azpilicueta misses. Thiago scores, then Reece James scores then Firmino scores. Liverpool lead 3-2 after three penalties each.

Marcos Alonso first up and he scores. James Milner scores. 1-1.

PENALTY KICKS! 

Not much going on late in the second half of extra time. Both teams look shattered.

Loftus-Cheek and Azpilicueta on for Pulisic and Chalobah.

Chelsea have had plenty of chances as Alexander-Arnold hooks the ball away with Pulisic lurking.

We’re underway in extra time. Joel Matip is on for Virgil van Dijk.

FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – We will have extra time here at Wembley.

Luis Diaz curls just wide again. How many shots has he had today!?

POST AGAIN! Andy Robertson arrives at the back post but hammers his shot against the post. Didn’t quite catch it true. Big chance.

POST! Luis Diaz clips the outside of the post as his shot towards the near post is inches off target.

CLOSE! Chances at both ends as Pulisic fires a low shot wide, then Luis Diaz curls inches wide at the other end. It’s 0-0 but there’s be no shortage of chances. 20 minutes to go…

Delicious, inviting cross from Andy Robertson but no Liverpool was anywhere near it inside the six-yard box. Alonso clears.

Jota fires a low shot wide of the far post. Liverpool creating chances on the counter.

Chelsea building pressure. Pulisic wins the ball back and he almost gets on the end of a cross but Alexander-Arnold clears, then Alonso almost finishes at the back post.

CLOSE! Luis Diaz turns superbly and drills a low shot just wide. Good play from Jota in the build-up. The game has opened up a little now.

CROSSBAR! Alonso’s free kick flies past everyone and flicks off the crossbar and out.

SAVE! Pulisic denied by Alisson. Fine stop from the Liverpool goalkeeper but the effort was a little too close to Alisson. Lovely play by Lukaku to set up the chance.

Marcos Alonso flashes a shot wide after Mason Mount let the ball run and Pulisic whipped in a great cross.

HALF TIME: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota have had some big chances for Liverpool, while Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso have both gone close for Chelsea. Liverpool started really well but Chelsea have gained control, especially after Mohamed Salah’s injury. That is a big blow for Liverpool and let’s see if he’s going to be fit for the Champions League final.

OVER! Andy Robertson whips in a cross for Jota but he flicks over. Big chance wasted for Liverpool.

INJURY: Mohamed Salah is down and he’s coming off with an injury. Diogo Jota is on. Salah and Jurgen Klopp were in deep conversation in the break of play just before he went down. Huge blow for Liverpool.

Moments later Pulisic surged clear and set up Alonso but his first touch was a little heavy and Alisson saved down low from six yards out. Liverpool’s goalkeeper then needed treatment on a knee injury as he collided with Alonso

SO CLOSE! Christian Pulisic inches away from giving Chelsea the lead. Superb move down the right as Reece James and Mason Mount combine. Pulisic looks to the sky in disbelief. He thought he had scored. The shot came off his ankle.

Best bit of play for Chelsea as Reece James finds Romelu Lukaku in the box but he handled and the whistle goes. The ball fell to Pulisic but he dragged his shot just wide. Much better.

Chelsea have barely strung a few passes together so far. Liverpool are playing so direct and looking for Luis Diaz all the time.

SAVE! Edouard Mendy denies Diaz, who was played clean through. The ball spins towards goal but Chalobah hacks clear, then Keita’s rebound is just wide. Wow. Liverpool well on top and Diaz is having the time of his life out there. He has acres of space.

CLOSE! Luis Diaz cuts in from the left but his shot/cross just evades Thiago in the box. A cross is then whipped in but Salah heads over.

A very simple message from both sets of players before the game.

KICK OFF: We are underway here at Wembley as the smoke from the pre-match pyro show still swirls around. What a noise. What a game this promises to be.

Team news is in and the big surprise is that Romelu Lukaku and Christian Pulisic keep their place in attack ahead of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. Trevoh Chalobah also starts ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta. Liverpool start Konate over Matip at center back, while Keita, Henderson and Thiago start in midfield with Salah, Mane and Diaz up top.

Welcome to a glorious sunny day here at Wembley. What a setting for what should be an incredible final between two giants of the English game. This is going to be fun. Let’s goooooo!


How many FA Cups have Chelsea, Liverpool won

Chelsea have won eight FA Cup trophies in their history, last winning the trophy in 2018.

Liverpool have won seven FA Cup trophies in their history, last winning the trophy in 2006.

Both teams have been runners up seven times, so Chelsea have reached the final 15 times (including reaching the final 12 times in the last 25 years).


Chelsea vs Liverpool head-to-head record

The two have meet 191 times in history. Chelsea have 65 wins, Liverpool are on top with 83 wins and there have been 43 draws.


Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup

N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic were both injury doubts but Kovacic starts and Kante is on the bench. Tuchel has plenty of options in attack and he went with in-form Romelu Lukaku in a central role with Pulisic and Mount underneath him.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup

Fabinho is definitely out for Liverpool but the good news is the Brazilian holding midfielder will be fit for the Champions League final (that’s what Klopp said) and the Reds also have plenty of depth in central midfield. Fabinho is Liverpool’s only other injury concern as Salah, Mane and Diaz start start in attack.


Grenada vs USMNT, live! Score, updates, how to watch, videos

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The USMNT will, for all intents and purposes, begin the 2026 World Cup cycle when they take on Grenada in CONCACAF Nations League action in St. George’s on Friday (8 pm ET).

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Anthony Hudson will once again take charge of the USMNT, as he did in January with a mostly domestic-based squad of future prospects, as U.S. Soccer continues its sporting director and head coach searches.

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The USMNT currently sits 2nd in Group D after two games played — a 5-0 home victory over Grenada and a scoreless draw away to El Salvador in June — and two games left to play.

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Here is everything you need for Grenada vs USMNT. 


How to watch Grenada vs USMNT live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 8pm ET, Friday (March 24)
Stadium: Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George’s
TV in English: TNT
TV/streaming en Español: Universo/Peacock

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USMNT squad

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juarez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

EDIT: Tim Weah (Lille) was originally called up, but exited due to a head injury.

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USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup

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After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

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For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson takes temporary charge and both the GM (Brian McBride) and Sporting Director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months.

[ MORE: USMNT roster for Nations League features Gio Reyna, no Tyler Adams ]

As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their potential qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil.


How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en Español:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en Español: Peacock


USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup

2023

vs. Serbia* — Jan. 25, 10 pm ET — Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* — Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET — Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights
at Grenada** — March 24, 8 pm ET — St. George’s, Grenada
vs El Salvador** — March 27, 7:30pm ET — Orlando, Florida
vs Mexico* — April 19, 10:22pm ET — Glendale, Arizona – More details 

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 (USMNT yet to qualify)


USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* — June 1 — Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** — June 10 — Win 5-0
at El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1
vs Japan* — Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) — Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* — Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) — Draw 0-0


USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** — Nov. 21, 2 pm ET — Draw 1-1
vs. England*** — Nov. 25, 2 pm ET — Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** — Nov. 29, 2 pm ET — Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** — Dec. 3, 10 am ET — Loss 3-1


USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador — Sept. 2Draw 0-0
vs. Canada — Sept. 5 — Draw 1-1
at Honduras — Sept. 8 — Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica — Oct. 7 — Win 1-0
at Panama — Oct. 10 — Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica — Oct. 13 — Win 2-1

vs. Mexico — Nov. 12 — Win 2-0
at Jamaica — Nov. 16 — Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador — Jan. 27 — Win 1-0
at Canada — Jan. 30 — Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras — Feb. 2 — Win 3-0

at Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 
vs. Panama — March 27 — Win 5-1
at Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 


Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada — 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico — 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT — 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification


Costa Rica — 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5


Panama — 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica — 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador — 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras — 4 points (ELIMINATED)

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EURO 2024 qualification schedule: EURO qualifiers results, standings

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EURO 2024 qualifying is here, and you’re in the right spot for groups, fixtures, and results.

Italy outlasted England in penalty kicks to win EURO 2020 and is bidding to become the first repeat winner since Spain in 2008 and 2012.

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England is still seeking its first European Championship and will be favored to emerge from Group C with aforementioned Italy as well as Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta.

Netherlands and France are also in a spicy group that has dark horse Republic of Ireland and former champions Greece, as well as Gibraltar.

A number of nations have guaranteed themselves no worse than a playoff spot due to their performances in the UEFA Nations League: Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Kazakhstan.



EURO 2024 qualifying schedule

Thursday, March 23

Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia
Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
Italy 1-2 England – Video, player ratings as Kane breaks Rooney record
Denmark 3-1 Finland
Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein
San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland

Friday, March 24

Bulgaria vs Montenegro — 1pm ET
Gibraltar vs Greece — 3:45pm ET
Moldova vs Faroe Islands — 3:45pm ET
Serbia vs Lithuania — 3:45pm ET
Austria vs Azerbaijan — 3:45pm ET
Sweden vs Belgium– 3:45pm ET
Czech Republic vs Poland — 3:45pm ET
France vs Netherlands — 3:45pm ET

Saturday, March 25

Scotland vs Cyprus — 10am ET
Israel vs Kosovo  — 1pm ET
Armenia vs Turkey — 1pm ET
Belarus vs Switzerland  — 1pm ET
Spain vs Norway — 3:45pm ET
Croatia vs Wales — 3:45pm ET
Andorra vs Romania — 3:45pm ET

Sunday, March 26

Kazakhstan vs Denmark — 9am ET
England vs Ukraine — Noon ET
Liechtenstein vs Iceland — Noon ET
Slovenia vs San Marino — Noon ET
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2:45pm ET
Northern Ireland vs Finland — 2:45pm ET
Luxembourg vs Portugal — 2:45pm ET
Malta vs Italy — 2:45pm ET

Monday, March 27

Montenegro vs Serbia — 2:45pm ET
Netherlands vs Gibraltar — 2:45pm ET
Poland vs Albania — 2:45pm ET
Austria vs Estonia — 2:45pm ET
Sweden vs Azerbaijan — 2:45pm ET
Moldova vs Czech Republic — 2:45pm ET
Hungary vs Bulgaria — 2:45pm ET
Republic of Ireland vs France — 2:45pm ET

Tuesday, March 28

Georgia vs Norway — Noon ET
Wales vs Latvia — 2:45pm ET
Romania vs Belarus — 2:45pm ET
Switzerland vs Israel — 2:45pm ET
Kosovo vs Andorra — 2:45pm ET
Turkey vs Croatia — 2:45pm ET
Scotland vs Spain — 2:45pm ET


EURO 2024 qualifying standings

Group A

Spain
Scotland
Norway
Georgia
Cyprus

Group B

Netherlands
France
Republic of Ireland
Greece
Gibraltar

Group C

Italy
England
Ukraine
North Macedonia
Malta

Group D

Croatia
Wales
Armenia
Turkey
Latvia

Group E

Poland
Czech Republic
Albania
Faroe Islands
Moldova

Group F

Belgium
Austria
Sweden
Azerbaijan
Estonia

Group G

Hungary
Serbia
Montenegro
Bulgaria
Lithuania

Group H

Denmark
Finland
Slovenia
Kazakhstan
Northern Ireland
San Marino

Group I

Switzerland
Israel
Romania
Kosovo
Belarus
Andorra

Group J

Portugal
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland
Luxembourg
Slovakia
Liechtenstein

Three key questions for USMNT in March

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The United States men’s national team returns to competitive action with an interim coach at the wheel and a spot in the CONCACAF Nations League finals still uncertain.

The Yanks clobbered Grenada at home in their first CNL group match but could only manage a 1-1 draw with El Salvador thanks in no small part to a sloppy pitch and a red card. The USMNT was also down several first-choice players including Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna.

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The U.S. will be favored to advance and will hope to be in the catbird seat following Friday’s match with Grenada at Kirani James Athletic Stadium in St. George’s.

Grenada lost 3-1 to El Salvador away but drew Los Cuscatlecos at home and need to beat the visiting U.S. to qualify for Gold Cup.

But the USMNT’s aforementioned 1-1 draw with El Salvador looms large: Even if the Yanks were to falter in Grenada, they’ll be the Group D winner by beating Los Cuscatlecos on March 27 in Orlando.

Three key questions for USMNT in March

1. Center forwards still needed, but is there anyone ready for the task? The Nos. 1, 2, and 3 non-Reyna-related question for Gregg Berhalter when the World Cup ended was why he chose his center forwards, how he used them, and why they didn’t score goals. Haji Wright was the only CF to score at the World Cup and that was the first center forward goal in six USMNT matches. Jesus Ferreira scored four the previous game, but that was against Grenada and the FC Dallas star has three more goals in his 15 other caps. And Timothy Weah, a danger up top when called upon but often a wide man, is injured and will miss the international break.

So where will interim coach Anthony Hudson turn against Grenada and El Salvador?

World Cup cut Ricardo Pepi is back and so is Daryl Dike.

Meet the candidates and their forms:

  • Pepi, 20, is on loan at Dutch side Groningen from Augsburg. He started off hot with Groningen and has nine goals, though he’s scoreless in his last three matches.
  • Dike, 22, is fit and firing for West Bromwich Albion, where he’s scored four times in his last five Championship appearances, all starts.

This is one of those “prove it” camps, with Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna among those helping to cue up chances for their center forwards. If you’re not gonna get the job done against Grenada and El Salvador, you’re missing the boat.

2. Who steps into the Tyler Adams role? Tyler Adams has unflinchingly been Leeds’ most consistent and steady player in a year of tumult, and he’s proven the same time and again in a USMNT shirt.

But he’s not here!

So there will be no “MMA” midfield of Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, and Adams. The first two pieces are here from Leeds and Valencia, but it’ll be a third piece to complete the trio. Luca de la Torre of Celta Vigo and Alan Sonora of Juarez have been called into camp and Johnny Cardoso is the most defense-minded of the bunch if the team is to go “like-for-like.” Cardoso, 21, is starting for Internacional in Brazil, who trails only Gremio on the Gaucho table.

3. What’s the state of mind? Look, the “youth soccer” and “extremely childish” incident has made for plenty of discussion online, but the U.S. group seemed plenty bonded after Giovanni Reyna’s World Cup camp incidents had happened but were yet to be exposed by Gregg Berhalter at a “private” speech.

So, in theory, Reyna will arrive back into a USMNT camp in need of consistent effort and good attitude but as a member of the fold. The problem may be that the fold thought it left the World Cup with Berhalter either returning as head coach or with a search being conducted for a new coach.

It turns out, it’s only mostly the latter; Berhalter remains a candidate for the U.S. job and has been in Europe to see his “former” players. His assistant, Anthony Hudson, remains in charge of the first team on an interim basis and who can really know how much input Berhalter may currently have on the group.

All of that said, the USMNT is better than both of its opponents, regardless of venues, and should look superior to them even without Adams and Weah. Should is still pretty conditional, so let’s see what statement comes out of these two games in the favorites role, because it’s going to be quite a while before the Yanks are a clear underdog again.